Does anyone know how this works? (Military question about agent card)
My SO is in the Air Force. And he is just that, my significant other. We are not married yet, but we have an (almost) 3 year old son together. I dont want to go into reasons on why we arent married, we arent and I think thats all the info that needs to be given. We live together, we just arent married.
Anyway, shortly after I moved up here they gave me an agent card so I can shop at the commissary/BX for my son's needs because SO is traveling so often (at least once a month he leaves for a week or more). So the agent card eventually expires. We go to get a new one and they say I can only have one if he is deploying. Which is crap (IMO) he's gone all the time, if my son has the priviledges (which they ARE on his ID card) then I think he should be able to use them. If not, whats the point?
Well fast forward till now. We tried several times to get another one and they kept telling us no. Well SO is deploying soon, less than a month and we go in & say he's deploying, you said when I deploy she can have an agent card. The lady (who is older & I think hates us because we arent married and have a child out of wedlock) tells us there is a note on our file not to re-issue a card. When we ask why she cant give us an answer. Then she goes on to say that her file shows no record of our son ever having an ID card, which is crap. He's had one since he was 4 months old and he just got a new one a couple weeks ago. Then she goes on to say she has no file of us ever having an agent card (which again is crap because I still have the old one, why would we make this up??) and that we "should have gone to the legal office to get a Power of Attourney", which we did and it doesnt expire until Jan 2011, AND they DID have a copy.
I mean, does this sound like she is being prejudiced towards us? She has all the documentation that she needs, we meet all the requirements, yet she refuses to give us one. We are just trying to figure out if she's really just doing her job or if we need to go higher up on the chain of command. SO said he can get a few of his higher up guys to talk to them and get me one but I just think its so rediculous. If this woman is going to be prejudiced against every airman that walks into her office that isnt married then she doesnt need to be working there, IMO.
What are your thoughts? Do you know anything about this and if you do, is she right?